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Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 11/12/2010

NSO gets funds for D.C. schools outreach

By Associated Press

Philanthropist Irene Pollin is giving the National Symphony Orchestra $550,000 to support its outreach to the Washington community and public schools.

The gift announced Friday will be made over two years. Pollin has been a member of the orchestra’s board since 1978 and is a longtime proponent of music education.

The gift supports such programs as a concert Friday for students at Bell Multicultural High School and Lincoln Multicultural Middle School. Orchestra ensembles will make follow-up visits in the spring.

Last year, the orchestra played for about 8,000 D.C. students.

In January, the orchestra will play at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and at the Town Hall Education Arts and Recreation Campus in southeast Washington.

By Associated Press  | November 12, 2010; 11:43 AM ET
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